Open Linux installation difficulties

This is a discussion on Open Linux installation difficulties within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I have a major problem. I am running Windows XP :-( I want to install linux alongside it. I used ...

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    Open Linux installation difficulties

    I have a major problem. I am running Windows XP :-(

    I want to install linux alongside it. I used to be able to do it without partioning when I was on win98. But now I boot from the CD and when it starts to load the files it does the first, but on the second it immediately stops, the screen goes blank and the system hangs.

    Anyone help me please?
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    Any errors message?
    if you have,paste it, and you want to install linux in a vfat file-system partition?

    more info, will help.
    Last edited by Vber; 02-07-2003 at 07:18 AM.

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    No error messages at all, just a blank scree. Trying to install onto a NTFS partiyion, but when it says 'loading...' it gets to the 'vmlinuz' file then just goes blank, CD spins but no work on the Hard drive, left it for two hours and no luck. I'm using the one from the Linux for Dummies book
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    You can't install Linux on a NTFS partition. Try using ext2 or ext3.
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    Just like damonbrinkley said, can't install linux in a ntfs partitions, some distros make it possible with vfat, but with ntfs I didn't see.

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    The drive I actually want to install it on is a FAT32. BUt I have lots of space on it, why won't it let me!
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    I don't know if open-linux works under vfat, try creating an ext 2/3 partition, that it's an special partition for *nix.

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